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  • On Main Street in Yarmouth, not everyone embraces change

    YARMOUTH — There was much fanfare when Andy's Handy Store, a Main Street fixture, became Handy's Market & Cafe in June, with new owners, new products, and a new look. But the store's owners are finding out not everyone is a fan of change. The market at 367 Main St. had its...

  • Freeport expands dead-end street development allowances

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance amendment governing dead-end roads and the waivers needed to build on them. The amendment, recommended by the Planning Board, changes the waiver criteria that the Project Review Board must use to determine if the number of ...

  • Cape Elizabeth municipal tax rate could rise 1.5%

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Manager Michael McGovern plans to present the Town Council with a fiscal year 2012 municipal budget that will increase the municipal tax rate by 1.5 percent. At a Town Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 10, Councilor Sara Lennon, the chairwoman of the Finance Commi...

  • Party on ice

    Members of the Yarmouth High School Class of 2011 form a line while skating last Sunday afternoon at the Interact Club's annual Pond Party. Proceeds from the event go to the Community Fuel Assistance Fund.

  • Workforce housing a possibility for Scarborough's Broadturn neighborhood

    SCARBOROUGH — An affordable housing development may be in Scarborough's future if a $10,000 Community Development Block Grant is awarded to the town. Habitat for Humanity and the Scarborough Housing Alliance have teamed up in the hope that a small parcel of town-owned land just off B...

  • Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly: 'We want our town back'

    HARPSWELL — Their ancestors walked across the frozen mudflats to build ships at the Pennell shipyard. They constructed the old town hall in West Harpswell, and cleared fields that that have long since reverted back into forests. Between them, the members of the Carrying Place Assembl...

  • 'Race to Nowhere' to screen in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth High School Parent Association and the Scarborough and South Portland school departments will host a screening of the documentary film "Race to Nowhere" on Monday...

  • Credentials panel forming for Cape school chief search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The public is invited to participate in the search for a new superintendent of Schools by applying to be a part of the Credentials Review Committee formed by the School Board. The ad hoc committee will assist the board in evaluating applications and will act as an ad...

  • South Portland officials probe Elderberry blaze

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials are investigating the cause of a fire last week that damaged a single-story home at 26 Elderberry Drive. Deputy Fire Chief Steve Fox said the fire started in the garage and appeared to have been accidental. "The actual cause is still under investigation," h...

  • Bath museum takes filmgoers 'down to the sea'

    BATH — The Maine Maritime Museum is entering the world of film during the next few months, and adding its usual touch of salt. The 243 Washington St. museum will offer its first-ever movie festival, called Down to the Sea in Film, starting this month. On Jan. 28 it will screen...